If every Tuesday in 2023 means we get incredible music like “Expendables” from equally incredible bands like Fake Names Well…. It’s going to be an amazing year .
We are totally obsessed with “Expendables” from post-punk dream team Fake Names
The epic track is the title track from their upcoming record out on March 3rd .
Boasting modern production paired with Bad Religion-esque backing vocals, Brian Baker says, “That song has so much classic Michael Hampton in it that I just laugh every time I play it. It’s just so hooky and it’s got this soaring chorus that still excites me now and I’ve heard it, like, 175 times.”
We couldn’t agree more this song is a flawless creative work of art .
Fake Names is comprised of members Brian Baker(Minor Threat, Bad Religion, Dag Nasty), Michael Hampton (S.O.A., Embrace), Dennis Lyxzén(Refused, INVSN, The [International] Noise Conspiracy), Johnny Temple (Girls Against Boys, Soulside) and Brendan Canty (Fugazi, Rites of Spring.) Formed in 2016, Baker describes the band as a “mutual admiration society,” saying that once the five members got in the same room together, it felt as if they had already been in the band together for years. “There’s this intangible energy, a clairvoyance that comes from our shared experience,” he explains. On ‘Expendables,’ the result pairs their unparalleled pedigree with a pop sensibility that’s slightly unexpected and wholly satisfying.
Fake Names will be on tour this Spring, kicking off on April 13th in Asbury Park, and ending April 23rd in Los Angeles more info below .